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Public lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Some of our previous public lectures are available as podcasts and videos.

Upcoming lectures

  • Basic income and the European welfare state

    The Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 9.30am-4.00pm

    Venue: 10W 2.02
     
    Speaker: Dr Luke Martinelli and Dr Jurgen De Wispelaere
       
  • An open information age

     

    University of Bath Library in association with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 12.15pm

    Venue: Ensemble Room, The Edge
     
    Speaker: Dr Rufus Pollock
       
  • Brexit: Will divorce be damaging, and could it be amicable?

    The Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 5.15pm-7.00pm
     
    Venue: 5W 2.3
     
    Speaker: Lord Kerr
       
  • RGS – Dinosaurs in decline

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Michael J Benton
     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Maitland, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Alan Turing’s last work on morphogenesis

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Jonathan Dawes
       
  • The world in 2050 and beyond

    The Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 5.15pm-6.30pm
     
    Venue: 8W 3.22
     
    Speaker: Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal at Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
       
  • Use of lethal force by the UN stabilization mission in Haiti

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Siobhan Wills, professor of law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Matthew Wills, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
     

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  • How Does It Look From Here? The University of Bath in 50 pictures

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Lizzie Richmond and Lara Stanley
       
  • Following the wires

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Maria Kastrinou, Lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University London & Dr Daniele Rugo, Senior Lecturer in Film at Brunel University London

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Andrew Todd, Head of Energy and Resource Management, Verco Limited
     
     
  • Caravaggio - from sacred art to criminal on the run

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Gayna Pelham
       
  • Honorary graduation lecture

    50th anniversary lecture

    Time: 4pm
     
    Venue: The Edge
     
    Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     

    

  • All around is Fairy ground - Pleasure and the Regency Garden

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Gayna Pelham
     
  • Sudden justice: America's secret drone wars

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Chris Woods, Investigative journalist & documentary film-maker

     
  • Raising silent voices: How cultural expression of conflict can inform analysis and intervention strategies in Myanmar

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr. Rachel Julian, Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies, Leeds Beckett University

     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Aron Walsh, Chair of Materials Design, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
     
     
  • The Holy Grail

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Prof Ronald Hutton
     
  • The Quantum Age: how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Brian Clegg
       
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Peter Wilson, Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Bath
     
     
  • Witchcraft and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Karen Edler, Department of Chemistry
     

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  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Neil McHugh, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
     

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  • Sulis Minerva Day

    50th anniversary lectures

    Time: 4pm

    Venue: The Edge

    Speaker: Various women in science, engineering, technology and maths

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